Rangers Outplay Bruins But Lose 2-1
Despite outplaying the Boston Bruins in nearly every aspect of the game, the New York Rangers fell to their Atlantic Division rivals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The Rangers had more than double the shots and nearly triple the scoring chances than Boston did but struggled to get the puck behind Tukka Rask who had 43 saves on the night.
Only Derick Brassard was able to score on the goaltender who was making his first back-to-back appearances of the season.
Daniel Paille scored shorthanded to put the Bruins up 1-0 before Shawn Thorton scored the eventual winning goal to give Boston the two goal lead.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 for the Rangers but didn't need to be spectacular as the Blueshirts dominated most of the offensive play.
The game saw the return of Rangers' forward Rich Nash who was out nearly six weeks with symptoms from a concussion. Despite his return, the Rangers continue to struggle to put pucks in the net.
"We had a good game. Obviously it wasn't good enough. We can't afford to give up goals on our power play," Nash said. "We've got to be better at finishing. We had lot of chances, lots of shots. We have to get better at getting traffic and burying our chances."
The Rangers fall to 10-11-0 on the year and now head back out on the road for five straight away from Madison Square Garden, including a match-up with the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.